Writer/director Stella Meghie has signed on to direct Nicola Yoon’s debut YA novel, Everything, Everything.
The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that writer/director Stella Meghie has been appointed by MGM and Alloy Entertainment to direct the film adaptation of Everything, Everything, a Young Adult novel written by Nicola Yoon.
Everything, Everything was published in September 2015, but MGM had already nabbed the film rights in August 2015. The script was written by J. Mills Goodloe (Age of Adaline) and Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton are to produce the film. It was just a matter of getting the director before starting the casting.
Although Stella is new to directing, her debut film, which she also wrote, has already made some waves. The film, Jean of Joneses, debuted at SXSW and in the Narrative Spotlight Section.
Meghie recently signed with CAA and currently has a blind script deal at Warner Bros., a pilot in development with John Wells Productions, a comedy optioned by BET titled Funny Woman (a rom-com about trying to remain friends with your ex while looking for new love), and a deal to pen a feature script for VH1, which is being produced by Alicia Keys’ production company AK Worldwide. She is also a Tribeca Film Institute fellow and Showtime’s Tony Cox Award recipient.
With all the opportunities she’s landed, it seems she just might be the right person for the job in making the Everything, Everything movie as good as the book. She tweeted this message out:
— Stella Meghie (@stellamink) June 1, 2016
And author Nicola expressed her joy in the announcement of Stella as director:
— Nicola Yoon (@NicolaYoon) June 1, 2016
Everything, Everything revolves around Maddy, a teen who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to practically everything. She has spent 17 years hiding out in her home, only seeing her mother and her nurse, Carla. But when a boy named Olly moves in next door, Maddy begins to fall in love.
Source: Hollywood’s Black Renaissance